# How do you simplify #(-2)0 - (-2)1 #?

##### 1 Answer

The answer would be 2. See steps in explanation.

#### Explanation:

We can break down this expression using the order of operation, or " **PEMDAS** ".

**P - Parentheses
E - Exponents
M - Multiplication (can switch spots with division based on order from left to right)
D - Division
A - Addition (can switch spots with subtraction based on order from left to right)
S - Subtraction**

*Let's multiply first, since it's the first operation in PEMDAS we can do first.*

*We got #0# from the first step. We see a subtraction sign, but there is also multiplication, and we need to do multiplication first.*

*We multiplied again, and now we're left with one thing left to do, subtract. Notice we are subtraction a negative, so we must add.*

*This part is simple*

**Our final answer is